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campaign shakeup. big changes in the gop race. one contender loses his campaign staff. a surprise decision by the frontrunner. and an e-mail data dump for a noncandidate. out of control. dozens of homes go up in flames as fire crews struggle with that arizona wildfire. but they say it's now 5% contained. and a crime caught on tape. a good samaritan gets shot trying to stop a robbery. this is the cbs morning news for friday, june 10th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody.
thanks good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. newt gingrich insists he'll continue his run for the republican presidential nomination but he will need a new campaign staff. joel brown joins us from washington. joel, what happened and how does this affect the gop race? >> well, betty, it certainly clouds the future of the gingrich 2012 campaign and there's already talk of these former gingrich staffers saddling up with new gop contenders. newt gingrich is scrambling to get his presidential bid back on track. thursday, his entire team of senior staffers abruptly quit, citing differences over the campaign. in a statement to cbs news, gingrich's former spokesman rick tyler said there was a path to victory. newt had a different path. when that happens they have to leave. his national chair has moved over to tim pawlenty's camp. they could join texas governor, rick perry who is reportedly considering a run for the white house.
despite the major blow, the former house speaker is pushing forward giving a speech in california sunday night. on his facebook page he wrote -- i'm committed to running a substantive solutions-oriented campaign i set out to run earlier this spring. the gop frontrunner, mitt romney, is breaking with campaign trail tradition. on thursday he announced he would not be participating in any of the so-called "straw polls." the popularity contests are considered key in early voting states. the former massachusetts governor spent more than a million dollars to win the gop straw poll in iowa four years ago. in a statement, his campaign manager says this time we'll focus our energy and resources on winning primaries and caucuses. his advisers pledged a more disciplined campaign. >> the obama economy is not doing well. >> focused on winning the nomination with a economic
message in touch with the republican fateful. the team gingrich resignations came as the candidate was returns from a two-week long cruise from the greek ielz. they had reported with him to skip the vacation and focus on the campaign. to the best-known republican noncandidate, sarah palin. we should get some incite into her governor today as alaska releases more than 24,000 emails from her first two years in office and we're seeing clips from an upcoming film on palin titled "the undefeated." >> she was one of the most powerful and she wasn't afraid to use her powers. >> the film will debut in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina, with nationwide release later this summer. congressman anthony weiner remains adamant he will not quit despite growing calls for his resignation.
yesterday he told the "new york post" he's returning to his legislative duties. >> i'll go back to my community office and try to get some work done. >> that's where you are headed now? >> i don't know whether to tell you or not. >> but you're not planning on reshining? >> i'm not. >> he admitted sending sexually explicit pictures and i mails to several women. his wife is pregnant with their first child. juror overnight,. overnight, a cold front pushed against blister heat. heatwave on the east coast. knocking out tens of thousands of power. but the heat and humidity continues in the south. the heatwave is blamed for at least seven deaths. in downtown detroit, the hot weather is blamed for equipment failure that knocked out power to several government buildings and traffic lights. the city intentionally cut power to city hall and a convention center to prevent further blackouts. in eastern arizona, that huge wildfire is now 5% contained but still growing.
the fire has consumed 602 square miles near the new mexico state line. 22 homes were destroyed in the town of greer overnight and power lines that supply electricity to texas and new mexico remain in jeopardy. karen brown reports from springerville, arizona. >> reporter: flames are pushing at the edges of several towns in eastern arizona that have been almost emptied of their 7,000 plus residents. >> when the police came, they said, you know, i asked them how long i had to leave and they said, as quick as you can get out of here. >> i've seen tornados and this is the scariest thing i've ever seen. it's like it's a living, breathing thing. >> feeding on hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land and 22 homes. for two weeks this fire has never stop growing despite the efforts of more than 3,000 firefighters. as they work 12 hours on and 12 hours off, they've made some pretty important saves. >> we were really dealing house to house, getting engines and we had spot fires all around and
people putting in a lot of hard work trying to keep the spot fires from getting into the houses. >> reporter: crews are fighting the fire from the air with helicopters, heir tankers and off dc 10 plane. >> equivalent to about eight air tankers, can drop a mile long and about a football field wide. >> the forecast is rain but there's nothing better. karen brown, springerville, arizona. overseas the 11 week foup rising against syrian president is turning more brutal and chaotic. at the army is moving in on protesters in a town near the turkish border. the syrian government says 120 soldiers and police killed there by armed gangs but witnesses say soldiers fired on other soldier who is with refused to shoot the demonstrators. robert gates wraps up his final trip.
he will deliver a speech on global security issues in brussels. yesterday he said no rush to the exits when u.s. forces begin leaving afghanistan next month. the man in line to replace gates, leon panetta, currently running the cia, testified yesterday at a senate confirmation hearing. as defense secretary panetta will inherit two wars he made it very clear he'll resist pressure to end them too quickly. here's david martin. >> reporter: with americans still coming home in flag-draped caskets from iraq, cia director panetta revealed a surprising and to many, no doubt, confusing fact. now there are a thousand al qaeda still in haerk. iraq. it, too, continues to be fragile. >> that's right. 1,000 left in iraq where the u.s. has 50,000 troops left. in afghanistan, there are twice as many american troops intelligence estimates put al qaeda at no more than 100. those lop-sided numbers plus the killing of bin laden are behind
the political pressure on president obama to accelerate the pullout from afghanistan starting next month. a cinch to be the next secretary of defense, panetta will have to live with whatever decision the president makes but refused to say how many troops he thinks should come home. the president says a big chunk of the u.s. mission in afghanistan has been accomplished. but gates, who just finished his final visit to afghanistan, argues now is not the time to let up. in an interview with "620 minutes" he said the first withdrawal should no produce fire power. general petraeus is due back in the u.s. at the end of the week. and he is carrying his recommendations with him. david martin, cbs news, pentagon. >> the duke and duchess of cambridge made their first public appearance at a fundraiser for kids. prince william and wife kate,
attended a lavish dinner near kensington palace last night. it raised money for the charity that helps some of the world's poorest children. just ahead, ford announces plans to go green. plus a pivotal day in the murder trial of kasey anthony. this is the cbs "morning news." i'm chef michael, and my dog bailey and i love to hang out in the kitchen. you love the aroma of beef tenderloin, don't you? you inspired a very special dog food. [ female announcer ] chef michael's canine creations. chef inspired. dog desired. hey! hey! hey! that's our snack machine. you should try something new. activia parfait crunch! crunchy granola you mix right in to creamy and delicious activia yogurt. mmm! crunchy! and creamy! watch your toes! new activia parfait crunch.
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after a recess on thursday. anthony fell ill during the court session and the judge decided to end it early. she avoided looking at gruesome photographs of the crime scene as they questioned the law enforcement about with where the remains were found. on the "money watch" asian stock markets were mostly off today with one exception. we're in new york with the latest. good morning. good morning to you. a down day for most asian market. the hang seng lost almost 1% and tokyo's nikkei bucked the trend adding half a percent. toyota says their profit will plunge 30%. on wall street thursday, stocks finished higher for the first day in more than a week and the dow gained 75 points and the nasdaq added nine. home equity is at its lowest point since world war ii. the federal reserve says the average home equity, the part of the home americans actually owns
has plunge from the 61% ten years ago to just 38% this year. the same report also shows americans overall net worth grew just 1.6% last quarter, mostly due to the sputtering stock market. ford has unveiled plans to build its first u.s. vehicle old only as a hybrid. the minivan will get more than 41 miles her gallon. a plug-in version will also be sold and it will be able to drive an all-electric mode and have a gas engine for backup. it goes on sale next year. yielding the pressure from washington, amle apple says it will start rejecting iphone applications that tip drivers off about police dui check points. at least four u.s. senators have asked. apple to pull the apps. and betty, we end with a story about a room with a view, of your backside? a clothing store in hollywood
has installed cameras in their dressing room those show customers how they look from behind so no more turning around to look in mirrors and the store assures customers there's no way anyone else can see what's going on. i don't know about that. you either really like it or not. >> i don't think we want to see our backsides, sometimes. you know? let's just skip that part. ashley, thank you. straight ahead, the weather. and in sports, the dallas sharpshooters put a chill on the heat in the nba finals. so i took my heartburn pill and some antacids.
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new york, afternoon thunderstorms and 85. miami, thunderstorms and 88. chicago, thunderstorms as well, 74. dallas, it's going to be sunny and 95. l.a., partly cloudy and 71. time for a check of your national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows mostly clear skies over the southern plains and west coast. storms are moving into the great lakes and ohio valley but later today, milder temperatures will return to the northeast, along with scattered thunderstorms. intense heat will continue in the south and severe thunderstorms will range from the ohio valley to the central plains. in sports, the dallas mavericks are one game away from their first nba championship. dirk nowitski scored 29 points
and drove for a baseline dunk in the closing minutes to put the mavs ahead of miami. dallas had a 112-103 victory vnd have a 3-2 lead. game six is sunday in miami. in baseball, the cubs got an extra innings' win on an error. in philadelphia in the 11th inning, chicago's darwin barney hit a bouncer to third and that scored the winning run from second. the final, cubs 4. phils 3. and david ortiz and the red sox scored seven runs in the seventh inning. boston went on to an 8-3 victory. a three-game sweep of the yankees and a two-game lead in the american league east. when we return, another look at this mornings top stories. and weird, wild and deadly weather, what's going on? we'll tell you. [ male announcer ] this...is the network -- a living, breathing intelligence
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on the "cbs morning news." the northeast will see cooler weather with scattered thunderstorms. heavy rain and gusty winds are likely in the ohio river valley. hot in the south with many areas in the upper 90s and 100s. newt gingrich says he's staying in the race for the gop presidential nomination even though most of his senior staff resigned. and later today, the state of alaska releases thousands of sarah palin's e-mails from her years as governor. and that massive arizona wildfire, now it is only 5% contained but it is still growing. more than 600,000 square miles have burned and 22 homes destroyed. the drought and wildfires in the southwest are part of a spring that has produced more than its share of natural disasters.
john blackstone looks at what could be behind the unusual weather patterns. >> reporter: in hawaii, in june, there's snow! with people on sleds instead of surfboards. islands tallest volcanic peak does see snow in winter but its been at least 30 years since there's been anything like this. >> i don't know what it has to do with the world climate change or what but it's sort of cool. >> reporter: almost every part of the country has had extreme weather lately. some blame la nina, cyclical cooling of the pacific near the equator. in la nina years, rain patterns in the u.s. change, less in the south and more in the pacific northwest. but this la nina has been declared over and may be only a small part of a complicated mix. >> a lot of this comes down to chaos in the atmosphere. there are so many things going on and we just don't have the tools to measure every single one of them. >> one of the big things going on is a particularly strong jet stream. for much of the year, these
high-level winds have been stuck in a pattern that brought lots of rain and snow to the west and north and kept the plains and south exceptionally dry. >> we've been locked in with this low pressure in the west and high pressure in the east. >> reporter: the result? terrell floods in the mississippi basin and drought in thes southwest. part of the reason, arizona is now burning. but, perhaps, the biggest weather troublemaker has been in the gulf of mexico where sea surface temperatures have been almost two degrees above average. that warm, moist, gulf air meeting the powerful jet stream created the string of tornados that killed 525 people. while weather record ares are set almost every year, this year has seen floods, wildfires, droughts and tornadoes, of historic proportions and having all those in little more than a month is unprecedented. cbs news, san francisco. >> so there may be snow on that high peak in hawaii but things are very different down below.
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good morning, it's stuffy outside. this is a day of change. 87 at lunch and going to a high in the low 90s. chair that to yesterday's 103. this evening, 86 degrees. we'll watch for a chance of showers and thunderstorms later. thank you, and here's what we'll watch for you today. sarah palin's e-mail records are being released. the state of alaska will reveal
24,000 e-mails. hillary clinton is arriving in northern libya and a sheriff's deputy is shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant. we're following the murder case of the city officer who killed a marine. newt gingrich is dealt a serious set back in his fight to win the white house. >> that's unbelievable. is it worth the $85,000? >> yes. >> the best tv money can buy. what makes it so special and expensive. we'll have more. ,,,, beth!
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